Day December 15, 2020

Himalayan serow

• A Himalayan serow has been sighted for the first time in the Himalayan cold desert region. The animal was spotted near Hurling village in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. About: • Scientific name: The Himalayan serow, or Capricornis sumatraensis thar, is…

5th National Family Health Survey

• Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released data on 5th NFHS containing detailed information on population, health and nutrition in 17 States and 5 UTs. Key Findings (compared to NFHS-4 2015-16): • Substantial improvement in maternal and child health…

Climate action summit 2020

• The summit is co-hosted by United Nations, UK and France, in partnership with Chile and Italy, to mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement. About: • Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on…

[Editorial Analysis] Green over brown

Mains Paper 3: Environment Prelims level: Climate Ambition Summit Mains level: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment CONTEXT: • Recently, virtual Climate Ambition Summit was held which was co-convened by the UN to mark five years of the…